Our Mission

The Division of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Florida is dedicated to the mitigation of suffering and death due to cancer and blood disorders through laboratory and clinical research-based patient care and education.

#33 UF Health is ranked the #33 Cancer program in the country by U.S. News and World Reports. We are the only Cancer Center of Excellence in North Central Florida.

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84,000 SF Our students and faculty enjoy more than 84,000 SF of space dedicated to cancer research.

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Message from our Interim Chief

Merry-Jennifer Markham, MD

Welcome to the Division of Hematology & Oncology at the University of Florida. The Division is made up of 40 talented faculty members with diverse backgrounds and experience, all of whom share a common goal of providing excellence in patient care, medical education, and research. The Division is also home to 15 hematology and oncology fellows. Faculty within the Division of Hematology & Oncology specialize in the treatment of all types of cancers and hematologic (blood) disorders including solid tumor cancers, hematologic cancers, and non-cancerous hematologic disorders. Our faculty have expertise in all aspects of cancer care, including chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy, and bone marrow transplantation. We are an important part of the UF Health Cancer Center, and our faculty work closely with clinical, laboratory, population science, and other research colleagues. In addition to working to prevent, detect, and treat cancer and blood disorders, the Division of Hematology & Oncology is dedicated to the education and training of the next generation of physician leaders in the field of hematology/oncology. We welcome you to explore our website and learn more about our Division.

Dr. Markham

Division of HEM Onc News

How I Became a Gynecologic Medical Oncologist and…

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Merry-Jennifer Markham, MD, FACP, FASCO, is a gynecologic medical oncologist at the University of Florida (UF) and associate director for medical…

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Dr. Markham featured at STAT review of data from…

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Europe’s largest cancer research meeting, the ESMO Virtual Congress, recently took place on Sept. 19-21. With the event behind us, STAT’s Adam…

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Learn about becoming a Hem Onc Fellow

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The University of Florida Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program provides a comprehensive clinical and research experience that is tailored to the…

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UF Health Cancer Center Research News

‘Teach-back’ communication may lower patients’ risk for diabetes complications, hospitalizations

A simple doctor-patient communication technique known as “teach-back” may lower the risk of health complications, hospitalizations and health care costs for patients with diabetes, according to a new University of…

National effort to hasten treatments for those with pancreatic cancer enrolling patients at UF Health

A novel clinical trial platform that aims to accelerate treatment discoveries for people battling pancreatic cancer is now enrolling patients at 15 sites nationwide, including the University of Florida Health Cancer…

Cancer Connections – Monthly Educational & Networking Meeting

Join us on Oct. 21 as the regional coordinator and program(s) manager of the Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (FBCCEDP), Rita Cianfrocco, joins us to discuss her…

UF Health researchers find anticancer drugs are also effective against Epstein-Barr virus-related cancers

The Epstein-Barr virus is a common, persistent and elusive invader. It typically spreads through saliva during childhood and often goes dormant after infection. The virus, also known as human herpesvirus…